Parents/guardians must follow certain procedures if pupils need assistance from school personnel in taking medication. The procedures are as follows:
- Return the Parent and Physician Medication Request form to your child’s school office. (Must be renewed annually)
- Bring the medication to the school in the prescription container.
- The pharmacist’s label must indicate following information:
- the full name of the student; and,
- the date; and,
- the name of the physician; and,
- the name of the medication; and,
- the dosage of the medication; and,
- the time schedule of the medication; and,
- the method of administration of the medication.
“Over-the-counter” medications, such as aspirin, will not be dispensed without a physician’s authorization.
Medications will be kept in a locked cabinet. If more than one medication is to be taken while at school, each prescription must be separately labeled with a separate medication authorization form for each prescription.
Parents/guardians should probably keep their child at home when he/she has any of the following symptoms:
- Fever (over 100º F, or 37.8º C)
- Vomiting (more than once)
- Frequent diarrhea
- Frequent cough
- Widespread rash (call doctor immediately if rash is with fever)
Contact your doctor as soon as possible, so that appropriate treatment can begin. Children should not be kept home for looking sick, poor color, circles under the eyes, or tiredness.
Please note that if your child is absent 10 or more days during the school year may suffer academically and is considered to have an attendance issue.
The following suggestions will improve your child’s ability to learn while at school:
- Children should get 8-10 hours of sleep each night
- Good hygiene is essential to good health and self-esteem
- Children need a nutritious breakfast
- Head lice are a problem in the school-age population. Head lice require that a child be excluded from school until proper treatment is administered. Avoid problems by inspecting your child’s head regularly.